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Military Funeral Honors Area Coordinator

  • Military Funeral Honors Area Coordinator
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
  • How do I apply?
Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$28,872.00 – $46,176.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,203.00 – $1,924.00
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This is administrative work in coordinating the fulfillment of Military Funeral Honors requests within an assigned geographical area of the state.

Job Duties

Receives requests for Military Funeral Honors support, verifies eligibility for support, and tasks appropriate ceremony providers.

Coordinates with funeral directors, veterans’ organizations, National Guard units and the program in order to schedule requested Military Funeral Honors ceremonies.

Coordinates training requirements for Missouri National Guard units and veterans’ organizations on the proper performance of Military Funeral Honors ceremonies.

Evaluates the performance of veterans’ organization honors teams and certifies them as authorized honors ceremony providers; periodically reevaluates certified organizations; maintains accurate records of all area certified organizations.

Plans and organizes work activities to achieve established program goals and objectives.

Prepares and makes presentations to area groups and organizations regarding the Military Funeral Honors Program as necessary.

Reviews program policies, objectives, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in order to determine the effects of operations and the need for revisions/additions.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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 (The following minimum qualifications apply to applicant eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate employees for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions.) (More specific qualifications may be required for particular positions allocated to this class depending on assigned duties and responsibilities.)


A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; and,


Four or more years of experience in one or more of the areas described below.


(A combination of education from an accredited college or university and experience described may substitute for the stated qualifications.)

Special Qualifying Experience
  1. Experience in a Military Funeral Honors Program position or in a U.S. Military leadership position as a Senior Non-commissioned Officer or above.

  2. Professional or technical employment, of which the major duties involved coordination of scheduling with outside entity resources within an established program area/region.

  3. Public relations work requiring close public contact and interaction with the media and community organizations.

Special Requirements

1. Ability to pass initial and periodic background investigations, indicating no felony convictions or misdemeanor domestic violence convictions {per Title 18 U.S. Code Section 922}.

2. Possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license.

By assignment, a position may require:

3. Current or former United States military service with an honorable discharge.


Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Intermediate knowledge of applicable military regulations, policies and directives for Military Funeral Honors ceremonies.

 Intermediate knowledge of military drill and ceremony techniques.

 Intermediate knowledge of the methods and techniques used in preparing and presenting training programs.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the media, veterans’ organizations, the National Guard, funeral directors, and the public.

Ability to plan and organize work activities to achieve established program objectives.

Ability to prepare and make informational presentations regarding the Military Funeral Honors Program.

Ability to maintain accurate records and prepare complex reports.

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

Ability to travel extensively within the assigned geographical area.

Ability to work irregular hours.

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